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Door handles keep popping in and out

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by lloyds, Dec 14, 2013.

  1. lloyds

    lloyds Member

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    Noticed it started doing it today. I was at the Fremont center supercharging so I was there for about 45minutes. While waiting inside the car, my door handles kept going in and out every few minutes. Anyone else notice this while supercharging?
     
  2. Vger

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    Not specifically during supercharging, but you might have been moving around in the driver's seat. I believe that will do it. I spend a lot of time in the car parked (on ferries, etc.) and I think I have noticed this, if I do not sit still...
     
  3. lloyds

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    Very nice observation. Is this due to the seat sensors?
     
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    Yes. Raising yourself and reducing weight on the seat, when stationary, forces the car into "Park" (a feature), which presents the door handles. The sensor is sensitive, no much lifting can trigger it.

    Now I realize you had to already be in Park, but it still apparently, in parallel, is programmed to present handles when driver moves-- could well be considered a bug. Could be mentioned to "Ownership."
     
  5. cinergi

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    Mine does this while I SC if I sit in the back seat.
     

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